Bitcoin 

Major Coins Report Mixed Signals, ETC Sees Modest Gains Following Har Fork

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Cryptocurrency markets are reporting mixed signals today after Bitcoin (BTC) stuck above $10,000 as it was earlier today, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 BTC is up 2.19% over the past 24 hours and is trading at around $10,302 at press time. The leading coin has seen slight volatility during the day, having dropped to as low as $10,056, while the intraday high was $10,393. Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Christopher Inks of TexasWest Capital said in an interview with Cointelegraph…

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Bitcoin 

Only 8% of Mixed Crypto Coins Tied to Illicit Activity: Report

Stolen funds represent only 8.1% of all funds sent to cryptocurrency mixers, according to New York-based blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. Primary use for privacy reasons According to a recent Chainalysis webinar, the majority of funds sent to cryptocurrency mixing services or tumblers comes from exchanges, which indicates that such funds are primarily used for privacy purposes rather than for illicit activities. Conducted on Aug. 14, the webinar called “Cryptocurrency Typologies: What You Should Know About Who’s Who on the Blockchains” covers a large number of risk typologies in crypto industry,…

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Bitcoin 

Gemini Launches in Australia, Enables All Supported Coins Except GUSD

The Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange and custody Gemini is expanding to Australia, enabling residents of the country to use its platform to buy, sell and store crypto. Australian residents can now download the Gemini mobile app on iOS or Android to trade major cryptocurrencies, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21. The list of supported digital coins includes Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Zcash (ZEC). While Gemini supports six cryptos, its stablecoin Gemini dollar (GUSD) is not supported in Australia, according…

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Bitcoin 

Major Coins Report Mild Losses, Bitcoin Price Hovers Around $10,700

Tuesday, Aug. 20 — following a brief period of recovery, almost all of the top-20 coins by market capitalization have entered the red again, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering around $10,700. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The leading digital currency BTC is struggling to stay in positive territory, being up by a modest 0.26% on the day to trade at around $10,735 as of press time. BTC started the day near $10,697, subsequently dipping to a daily low of $10,564, while the coin’s high today was $10,965. BTC hash rate broke yet…

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Bitcoin 

Differences Between Tokens, Coins and Virtual Currencies, Explained

1. In short: Yes, there is. There are indeed differences between all of these terms, both major and minor. For instance, when JPMorgan Chase released its JPM Coin, it presented it as a “digital coin,” while Facebook’s Libra was introduced as a solid “cryptocurrency” — and, ironically, that could be part of the reason why regulators around the world got so worked up about the latter.  Nevertheless, while JPM Coin and Libra are different by design, in both cases, decentralization pundits were quick to discard them as not “cryptocurrencies,” but…

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Blockchain 

Top Coins See Mixed Signals, Bitcoin Hovers Near $9,700

Wednesday, July 24 — Most major cryptocurrencies are trading sideways, with a few experiencing minor losses today. Crypto markets are reporting mixed signals as of press time, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading under the $10,000 price mark today, having lost almost 4% over the past 24 hours. At press time, BTC is trading at $9,720. Cryptocurrency data website Coinmetrics reported yesterday that the amount of BTC held in a single address unmoved for at least five years recently…

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Ethereum 

Major Coins Trading Sideways With Moderate Losses, Bitcoin Near $10,400

Sunday, July 21 — Major coins are mostly trading sideways, remaining relatively quiet with moderate losses over the past 24 hours, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) broke the $11,000 threshold earlier yesterday, but could not hold its position and dipped to its current price point of $10,406, down by 1.86% on the day. In terms of its weekly performance, BTC has lost 2.20%. Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Coin360 The second-largest crypto, Ether (ETH), has taken a downturn as well and…

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Blockchain 

Major Coins in the Green, Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,000

Thursday, July 18 — following Bitcoin’s (BTC) price retaking $10,000 earlier today, top-20 cryptocurrencies have seen notable gains on the day, with only UNUS SED LEO (LEO) casting a gloom on the prospects. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 BTC is up 7.63% over the last 24 hours, and is trading at around $10,549 as of press time. Having briefly dipped to as low as $9,385 during the day, BTC has rebounded and is apparently pushing to the $11,000 price point. BTC is still down over 15% in terms of its weekly…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Holds $9,100 Support While Top 20 Coins Trade Sideways

Wednesday, June 19 — Crypto markets are trading sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up by 1.24% to $9,139 at press time, still seeing a slight recovery of price after the biggest cryptocurrency has dipped below the $9,000 threshold earlier on the day. Bitcoin is seeing major gains over the past 7 days at press time, up almost 13% this week. Yesterday, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee stated that…

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Bitcoin 

Is Bitcoin’s Increasing Anonymity a Threat to Privacy Coins?

It’s no secret that Bitcoin isn’t actually anonymous, despite what various outside observers of crypto might claim. It is, in fact, pseudonymous, as its transactions are vulnerable to being traced to specific individuals by governments and intelligence agencies with enough determination and knowhow. However, in recent months, the privacy it offers users has been steadily increasing, given that a number of coin-mixing services and add-ons are successfully providing more and more users with the anonymity that Bitcoin itself doesn’t quite furnish on its own. But with Bitcoin’s improving privacy, the…

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